Ban imposed on pillion riding in Rawalpindi


District Coordination Officer (DCO) Saqib Zafar on Thursday banned pillion riding and carrying arms during Eid Milad-ul-Nabi celebrations in Rawalpindi.
However, elderly men, women, children and patients were exempted from the ban on pillion riding.
The City District Government asked local police to make elaborate security arrangements for the Milad processions to avoid any untoward incident.
DCO Saqib Zafar further directed the traffic and city police not to allow traffic on the Eid Milad-un-Nabi route.
He said that three government run hospitals were put on red alert on the occasion of Eid Milad-un-Nabi and doctors and paramedical staff were ready to deal with any emergency. Furthermore, hospital administrations were directed to arrange extra beds in the emergency departments.